Sports Volunteers Around the Globe

Meaning and Understanding of Volunteering and its Societal Impact

  • Kirstin Hallmann
  • Sheranne Fairley

Part of the Sports Economics, Management and Policy book series (SEMP, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Sheranne Fairley, Kirstin Hallmann
    Pages 1-5
  3. Sheranne Fairley, Pamm Phillips
    Pages 7-20
  4. Erik Thibaut, Jeroen Scheerder
    Pages 21-31
  5. Louis Moustakas
    Pages 33-42
  6. Ângelo Felipe Müller
    Pages 43-53
  7. Katie Misener, Kristen Morrison
    Pages 55-68
  8. Ye Xing, Sheranne Fairley, Yan Wang, P. Monica Chien
    Pages 69-79
  9. Hanna Vehmas, Pasi Koski, Kati Lehtonen
    Pages 81-91
  10. Pascal Mamudou Camara, Maximilian Seltmann
    Pages 93-102
  11. Svenja Feiler, Lea Rossi, Kirstin Hallmann
    Pages 103-113
  12. Pritha Chakravarti
    Pages 115-124
  13. Takahiro Ikeji, Eiji Ito, Sheranne Fairley, Shiro Yamaguchi
    Pages 125-135
  14. Jo Lucassen, Marieke Reitsma
    Pages 137-149
  15. Richard Keith Wright, Koji Kobayashi
    Pages 151-164
  16. Hafidh Alriyami, Mohammed Alkharusi, Hamed Almuhrzi
    Pages 165-175
  17. Johannes Regier
    Pages 177-186
  18. Marina Sukharkova
    Pages 187-199
  19. Alexandra Závadská
    Pages 201-211
  20. David Maralack, Donovan Jurgens
    Pages 213-224
  21. Geumchan Hwang, Kyu-soo Chung
    Pages 225-235
  22. Ramón Llopis-Goig, María P. García-Alcober
    Pages 237-248
  23. Preben Stai, Nico Schulenkorf, Jane Godfrey, Sean Phelps
    Pages 249-262
  24. Siegfried Nagel, Markus Lamprecht, Torsten Schlesinger, Rahel Bürgi, Hanspeter Stamm
    Pages 263-278
  25. Fiona Reid, Lindsay Findlay-King
    Pages 279-290
  26. Jeffrey R. Farr, B. Christine Green
    Pages 291-302
  27. Kirstin Hallmann, Sheranne Fairley, Elisa Herold
    Pages 303-310

About this book


This book provides an overview of perspectives and approaches to the cultural meaning of sport volunteering in different countries. The main objective is to reflect on the diversity of meanings with regard to volunteering in different cultures and societies. Additionally, this book will shed light on volunteering practices and the impact of volunteering from both an economic and a sociological perspective.

The book begins with an introductory section that gives an overview of the rationale of the text and the diversity of sport volunteers in general. From there, the book's 25 chapters each discuss a specific country case study provided by researchers from the respective country.  These studies provide a comprehensive overview of volunteering in each country, such as motivations of volunteers, satisfaction of volunteers, their perceived cost and benefits, and many other areas related to the overall study.  By having twenty-five different countries represented and a native of each country authoring the respective chapters, this book serves as a comprehensive and diverse review of sports volunteering around the world and can be incorporated into courses in economics - particularly those dealing with sports economics -  and can also be used as a reference for volunteer organizations and sports economists worldwide.   


sports economics sports volunteering cultural economics sociology sporting events volunteerism

Editors and affiliations

  • Kirstin Hallmann
    • 1
  • Sheranne Fairley
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Sport Economics and Sport Management, Chair of Sport ManagementGerman Sport University CologneCologneGermany
  2. 2.University of Queensland Business School, The University of QueenslandSt. LuciaAustralia

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